The Triplets (band)

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The Triplets are a pop rock trio that crossed over musical boundaries from the U.S through Latin America. Composed of the triplets Diana, Sylvia, and Vicky Villegas (all born April 18th) of an American mother and a Mexican father,[1] the group recorded in both English and Spanish. They first gained recognition after winning the MTV Basement Tapes Contest in 1986 for the song "Boys", and were awarded a contract with Elektra Records and released their first EP "Break The Silence"

Musical awards and Nominations: Grammy Nomination best new Latin Pop group (1993) "Algo Mas Que Amor"; American Music Nomination, best new group, (1991) "Thicker Than Water"; New York Music Award best new group (1991) "Thicker Than Water"; The Desy Award, best new Latin group, (1991) "Fuerza del Parentesco"

They scored a hit single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1991 with "You Don't Have to Go Home Tonight" as well as on the Adult Contemporary Chart with "Sunrise". They released a VHS tape in 1991 as well. Subsequent hits followed on the Billboard Latin charts. On September 9, 2015 the band announced they were reuniting and releasing a new CD entitled "Independence Road." The album was released in September 2016 with Sylvia and Vicky performing and Diana writing songs.

Cover versions[edit]

"You Don't Have to Go Home Tonight" also reached the Dutch charts at the time. In 1995 its success was eclipsed by the Dutch-language version ("Je Hoeft Niet naar Huis Vannacht") that Marco Borsato recorded.

"You Don't Have to Go Home Tonight" was re-recorded and released on their latest album Independence Road in 2016.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Boys" (did not chart, 1986)
  • "Translate" (did not chart, 1986)
  • "You Don't Have to Go Home Tonight" (Billboard Hot 100 peak #14, 1991)[3]
  • "Sunrise" (did not chart, 1991)
  • "Light A Candle" (did not chart, 1991)
  • "Sombras Y Silencios" (did not chart, 1991)
  • "Algo Mas Que Amor (I've Been Waiting For You)" (Billboard Hot Latin Tracks peak #2, 1993)[3]
  • "Mi Mundo Entero (Everything I Own) (Hot Latin Tracks peak #27, 1994)[3]
  • "Las Llaves de Mi Corazon" (Hot Latin Tracks peak #14, 1994)[3]
  • "Independence Road" (did not chart, 2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edition, 2000.
  2. ^ Billboard, Allmusic.com
  3. ^ a b c d Billboard Singles, Allmusic.com